Below you will find information about our one-off workshops and short courses. If you are interested in training to become a spiritual director, please go to our Encounter Course page for more information about our three year formation training.
This day will explore how we might take spiritual direction “out-of-the-box” to be at the service of our wider society.
The London Centre for Spiritual Direction’s Friday Programme is a core part of Developing Direction’s series of one-off days, evening and short courses. We cover a broad range of topics, themes and practice issues related to the ministry of spiritual direction, each led by experienced practitioners from all over the country and, in keeping with the nature of formation, will usually consist of a mix of input, personal reflection, discussion and prayer. You can book each event individually or save by booking for the whole series.See individual listings for details.
Come explore, learn and reflect on practical wisdom of the Ignatian Annotations
Many people shy away from the notion of the theology embedded within Spiritual Direction, seeing it as a dry and sterile attempt to turn this most practical of skills into an intellectual abstraction. While Ignatius warns that it is not so much knowledge as inner feeling and relish that satisfies the soul, a look at the theological underpinnings of the art of direction helps to open it out more richly for guides as well as for pilgrims.
Growing in God’s Life will explore the role of spiritual directors in accompanying others through four recurring movements
This workshop will explore the practicalities of organising quiet days and short retreats
The day will include both practical and theoretical input to helps us explore how to best make decisions.
This day will enable us to explore creative and biblically grounded ways of enriching the ministry of spiritual accompaniment, helping us to break this sacred bread and recognise the Spirit of God at work.
This day is based on the work of Martin Buber, who, although Jewish, has profoundly affected Christian spirituality and philosophy.
This day will explore thinking as both a gateway and a barrier to spiritual growth as well as practices that will take our directees further into loving and serving God with all their heart, mind, soul and strength.